§ Lord Newall
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they still propose to take legislative action to amend the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, to enable the correction of errors on definitive maps.
§ Lord Hesketh
The judgment in the Court of Appeal on 23rd November in the case ofR. v. Secretary of State for the Environment ex parte Simms and Burrows, has confirmed that the Act already includes the power to make orders to correct errors or mistakes, as Parliament intended. There is therefore no need for amending legislation; we will be issuing further advice on surveying authorities as soon as possible.